London is one of the busiest cities in the world, and a great place to visit with kids. London has everything you can think of from interesting Museums, beautiful parks to bustling streets full of history. Here are our top things to do with kids in London.
1. Science Museum
The Science Museum is great for all ages, it's full of hands on demonstrations for kids to get involved with and is also home to the oldest steam train Puffing Billy, a must see for any train enthusiast.
2. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is a must visit for kids, especially if you have any dinosaur lovers in your family. There's skeletons galore, animatronic velociraptors and a terrifyingly lifelike t-rex. It is also home to 70 million specimens of minerals, insects, and plenty of other interesting things for kids to see and do.
3. Regents Park
Regents Park is home to London Zoo, the park itself is 2,500 acres. So plenty of space for the kids to run around and explore. Build a t-pee with wood, and look for wildlife, you can easily spend a day here.
4. Convent Garden
Covent Garden is one of our favourite spots in London. There is always so much going on here, from opera performances to magic acts you can likely see it all if you spend the whole day. Around the square you can find market stalls, alongside designer stores and antique markets it's a must visit for all the family. While you are waiting for the next performances head to Ben's Cookies- you will not be disappointed!
5. Buckingham Palace
If you are visiting London for the first time Buckingham Palace should be on your to do list! Watch the changing of the guards and look out for the flag to see if the Queen is home!
6. Diana Memorial Playground
Built as a tribute to Princess Diana in Kensington Gardens, the Memorial Playground is a great place to spend an hour or two with the kids. The design was inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, so expect an enormous wooden pirate ship, wigwams, water play, a beach, a sensory trail and other hidden wonders. Ideal for younger kids.
7. Open Top Bus
London’s streets are full of incredible history, and up above street level is the way to experience it. Choose a tour with a live guide and you are sure to be entertained with facts about everything from Harry Potter to the Great Fire of London.
8. Brick Lane
If you have creative kids Brick Lane is a great place to explore, the streets are covered in colourful and impressive graffiti which is seen as a work of art rather than a nuisance in this area of London. On Sunday's they also have an impressive street food market where you can find any cuisine you can think of and it is all very cheap and very good!